Synopsis: 1888 is the modern retelling of Jules Verne's voyage on the Santa Isabel. Jules Verne joins world-renowned Italian explorer Stradelli, in an expedition up the South American river of Orinoco. The enormity of the Amazonian jungle and the length of the river turns them into excited little boys. Along the way they pickup a young stranger- a woman disguised as a man, searching for her lost father. As they ascend up the river the world around them gets more surreal, and events unfold that threaten the very life of the greatest story teller of his time - Jules Verne must survive to tell this last extraordinary tale.